Top 10 Best Michigan Charter Public Schools (2024)

For the 2024 school year, there are 373 charter public schools serving 148,269 students in Michigan.
Learn more about how charter schools work. The top ranked charter public schools in Michigan are West Michigan Aviation Academy, Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy and Chandler Woods Charter Academy. Overall testing rank is based on a school's combined math and reading proficiency test score ranking.
Michigan charter public schools have an average math proficiency score of 20% (versus the Michigan public school average of 34%), and reading proficiency score of 32% (versus the 46% statewide average).
Minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Michigan public school average of 35% (majority Black).

Best Charter Public Schools in Michigan (2024)

School
(Math and Reading Proficiency)
Location
Grades
Students
Rank: #11.
West Michigan Aviation Academy
Charter School
(Math: 65-69% | Reading: 80-84%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
5363 44th Street Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 446-8886
Grades: 9-12
| 609 students
Rank: #22.
Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 74% | Reading: 76%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
48484 N Territorial Road
Plymouth, MI 48170
(734) 459-6149
Grades: K-8
| 779 students
Rank: #33.
Chandler Woods Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 77% | Reading: 73%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
6895 Samrick Ave Ne
Belmont, MI 49306
(616) 866-6000
Grades: PK-8
| 736 students
Rank: #44.
South Arbor Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 68% | Reading: 78%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
8200 Carpenter Rd
Ypsilanti, MI 48197
(734) 528-2821
Grades: PK-8
| 796 students
Rank: #55.
Canton Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 70% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
49100 Ford Rd
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 453-9517
Grades: K-8
| 690 students
Rank: #66.
Achieve Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 75%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
3250 Denton Rd
Canton, MI 48188
(734) 397-0960
Grades: K-8
| 778 students
Rank: #77.
Washtenaw Technical Middle College
Charter School
(Math: 55-59% | Reading: 85-89%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 5%
4800 East Huron River Dr
Ann Arbor, MI 48105
(734) 973-3410
Grades: 9-12
| 796 students
Rank: #88.
Cross Creek Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 67% | Reading: 70%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
7701 Kalamazoo Ave Se
Byron Center, MI 49315
(616) 656-4000
Grades: K-8
| 782 students
Rank: #99.
Holly Academy
Magnet School
Charter School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
820 Academy Rd
Holly, MI 48442
(248) 634-5554
Grades: PK-8
| 612 students
Rank: #1010.
Honey Creek Community School
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 75-79%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
235 Spencer Ln
Ypsilanti, MI 48198
(734) 994-2636
Grades: K-8
| 246 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Excel Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 59% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
4201 Breton Rd Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49512
(616) 281-9339
Grades: PK-12
| 789 students
Rank: #11 - 1211. - 12.
Ivywood Classical Academy
Charter School
(Math: 69% | Reading: 63%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
14356 Genoa Ct
Plymouth, MI 48170
(248) 207-1757
Grades: K-7
| 500 students
Rank: #1313.
Chatfield School
Charter School
(Math: 58% | Reading: 68%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
231 Lake Dr
Lapeer, MI 48446
(810) 667-8970
Grades: K-8
| 479 students
Rank: #1414.
Grand Rapids Child Discovery Center
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 70-74%)
Rank:
10/
10
Top 10%
409 Lafayette Ave Se
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
(616) 459-0330
Grades: K-5
| 274 students
Rank: #1515.
Keystone Academy
Charter School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
47925 Bemis Rd
Belleville, MI 48111
(734) 697-9470
Grades: K-8
| 661 students
Rank: #1616.
Walker Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 53% | Reading: 66%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1801 3 Mile Rd Nw
Grand Rapids, MI 49544
(616) 785-2700
Grades: K-8
| 711 students
Rank: #17 - 2017. - 20.
Copper Island Academy
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
52125 Industrial Dr N
Calumet, MI 49913
(966) 370-1190
Grades: K-8
| 301 students
Rank: #17 - 2017. - 20.
Livingston Classical Academy
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
8877 Main Street
Whitmore Lake, MI 48189
(734) 839-6307
Grades: K-12
| 271 students
Rank: #17 - 2017. - 20.
Mt Clemens Montessori Academy
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1070 Hampton Rd
Mount Clemens, MI 48043
(586) 465-5545
Grades: K-5
| 244 students
Rank: #17 - 2017. - 20.
Old Mission Peninsula School
Charter School
(Math: 50-54% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
2699 Island View Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 225-0225
Grades: K-6
| 170 students
Rank: #2121.
Black River Public School Middlehigh
Charter School
(Math: 46% | Reading: 77%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
491 Columbia Ave
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 355-0055
Grades: 6-12
| 508 students
Rank: #2222.
South Canton Scholars Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 50% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
3085 South Canton Center Road
Canton, MI 48188
(734) 398-5658
Grades: K-8
| 781 students
Rank: #2323.
Eagle Crest Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 55% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
11950 Riley St
Holland, MI 49424
(616) 786-2400
Grades: K-8
| 658 students
Rank: #2424.
Vanguard Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 56% | Reading: 59%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1620 52nd St Sw
Wyoming, MI 49519
(616) 538-3630
Grades: PK-8
| 775 students
Rank: #2525.
Vanderbilt Charter Academy
Charter School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 61%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
301 West 16th St
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 820-5050
Grades: K-8
| 458 students
Rank: #2626.
Grand Traverse Academy
Charter School
(Math: 48% | Reading: 60%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
1245 Hammond Rd E
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 932-6025
Grades: PK-12
| 792 students
Rank: #2727.
Canton Preparatory High School
Charter School
(Math: 43% | Reading: 64%)
Rank:
9/
10
Top 20%
46610 Cherry Hill Rd
Canton, MI 48187
(734) 404-6776
Grades: 7-12
| 581 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Pembroke Academy
Charter School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
19940 Mansfield St
Detroit, MI 48235
(313) 243-0092
Grades: K-8
| 331 students
Rank: #28 - 2928. - 29.
Woodland School
Charter School
(Math: 40-44% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
7224 Supply Rd
Traverse City, MI 49686
(231) 947-7474
Grades: K-8
| 213 students
Rank: #3030.
Black River Public School Elementary School
Charter School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 65-69%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
513 Columbia Avenue
Holland, MI 49423
(616) 355-0055
Grades: K-5
| 395 students
Rank: #3131.
Charyl Stockwelll Middle School
Charter School
(Math: 40% | Reading: 65%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
1021 Karl Greimel Drive
Brighton, MI 48116
(810) 632-2200
Grades: 6-8
| 265 students
Rank: #3232.
Hamtramck Academy
Charter School
(Math: 52% | Reading: 50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
11420 Conant St
Hamtramck, MI 48212
(313) 368-7312
Grades: K-8
| 541 students
Rank: #3333.
Presque Isle Academy
Alternative School
Magnet School
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: <50% )
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
20830 Cedar Street
Onaway, MI 49765
(989) 733-6708
Grades: 9-12
| 30 students
Rank: #3434.
Walden Green Montessori
Charter School
(Math: 35-39% | Reading: 60-64%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
17339 Roosevelt Rd
Spring Lake, MI 49456
(616) 842-4523
Grades: K-8
| 233 students
Rank: #35 - 3735. - 37.
Blue Water Middle College Academy
Charter School
(Math: <50% | Reading: ≥50%)
Rank:
8/
10
Top 30%
323 Erie Street
Port Huron, MI 48061
(810) 989-5800
Grades: 9-12
| 296 students
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Frequently Asked Questions

What are the top ranked charter public schools in Michigan?
The top ranked charter public schools in Michigan include West Michigan Aviation Academy, Plymouth Scholars Charter Academy and Chandler Woods Charter Academy.
How many charter public schools are located in Michigan?
373 charter public schools are located in Michigan.
What is the racial composition of students in Michigan?
Michigan charter public schools minority enrollment is 67% of the student body (majority Black), which is more than the Michigan public schools average of 35% (majority Black).

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